I finally got around to using this cute little girl image on a card. If you are interested in the Copic colors I used, they are listed in the blog post here.  This card is one that I thought I could send to a friend who might appreciate a little correspondence hug. 🙂

20141008_142651-1I used a little paper doily, some pink satin ribbon and a little crinkled pink seam binding to add some softness to the front. At the bottom, to add a little more interest, I punched out a little border using my Martha Stewart iron gate border punch.  This is one of my favorites because of all the detail to it, but I think it is retired.

On the inside I used the largest of the Diemond Dies Labels 1 Nesting die set  (I find that I use this die all the time to make cards since it is the perfect size for standard A2 card message areas) to set up a place where I could write my note and then had some fun making some candy embellishments using the Diemond Dies candy die set.  Remember, use Diemond Dies coupon code: thankskristina for 10% off your entire purchase and free worldwide shipping on orders of $35 or more!

The coloring of these candies was really fun to figure out. I used my Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils to color in the bases (but you could probably just cut colored card stock). Then I took my white gesso with a thin paint brush to add in highlights. The final touch came from using my M size Faber Castell black PITT pen to put in low lights or shadows. That is the trick; to create a 3-D look with 2-D images or die cuts you have to include highlights and low lights.

The following is a video share of this card:

This card is being entered into the Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Watercolor Challenge and
The Kraftin’ Kimmie Anything Goes Wonderful Wednesday Challenge and
The Paper Nest Dolls Anything Goes with a Bow Challenge and
The Aviary: Paper Wings Halloween Challenge and
Craft-Dee BowZ Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow Challenge

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! WOOF


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